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Heritage Exhibition







This winter Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is set to warm hearts as it proudly presents a fascinating exhibition celebrating the social and civic history of the iconic venue.

The free exhibition is on display in the foyer of the beloved building and will be in residence until 11 November, before starting a tour of the city’s libraries.

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Assembly Rooms Edinburgh welcomed a very special guest on Tuesday 22 July as The Duchess of Cornwall (known as The Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland) made an official visit to the third Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.

The Duchess spent two hours at the venue attending a selection of events being hosted by The Assembly Rooms on behalf of the Fashion Festival. The organisers of the Festival were excited to welcome The Duchess who was pleased to meet the young talented fashion designers.

This July high fashion will be in the air as Assembly Rooms prepares to welcome the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival on 21st & 22nd July.

The Fashion Festival, created by Dutch Model Anna Freemantle, has made an impressive mark on the international scene and, now in its third year, it has established itself as a hot date on the fashion calendar.

A highlight of the Festival will undoubtedly be a major exhibition of work by renowned photographers and fashion industry giants, John “Rankin” Waddell and Helena Christensen which will be unveiled in the Assembly Rooms Ballroom. Director Anna Freemantle has curated this exhibition to help launch the Retina Festival this year with support from the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.


Assembly Rooms Edinburgh was flooded with screaming fans this week as the X Factor judges descended on Edinburgh to film the second round of auditions for this year's show.

Crowds began arriving in the early hours, with some dedicated youngsters camping out all night to ensure they had a prime spot to meet their favourite judge.The famous four arrived one by one with the largest cheers reserved for returning judge, Cheryl Cole - although Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh all got their fair share of applause as they entered, stopping to take selfies with the crowd!

Assembly Rooms Ballroom

Following overwhelming feedback, we are arranging further free guided tours of Assembly Rooms Edinburgh THIS Saturday 28th February 2015 at 2pm and 3pm - To book onto the tour please contact 0131 220 4348

Our knowledgable team will take you on a tour of the stunning first floor rooms, presenting the beautiful chandeliers in the Ballroom, our painstakingly restored Coade stone statues in the Crush Hall and the ornate plasterwork covering the Music Hall ceiling.